A British secondary school has banned all physical contact between pupils - even hugging and holding hands.
Hylands School in Essex, England has said it also does not allow romantic relationships in a crackdown on physical touch.
The school has said it believes this would encourage children to behave 'professionally'.
Secondary school student Sarah is 16, and told Lunchtime Live this means children won't learn about personal space.
"It's setting unprecedented boundaries for students," she said.
"My boyfriend is in the same school as me and we wouldn't go around hugging or kissing or anything like that.
"It's not appropriate in school, and at our age you know what's appropriate and what's not appropriate.
"You learned from primary school, going up to secondary school, because you were allowed to make the mistakes of pushing the boundaries, going in someone's personal space and being told not to.
"Not having the choice to learn what is right and what's not right could affect people in the future".
Sarah said banning physical touch is a very strange approach.
"I've been in the situation where there's been someone upset in the bathroom... and the first thing you think of to do is ask them are they OK and see do they need a hug," she said.
"It's just showing that you care, and not being able to do that I don't think is very fair".
Rebecca in Galway recently finished secondary school, and said a school environment is not just about acting professionally.
"Secondary school isn't just to create professional people," she said.
"It's important that students feel they can discuss topics, such as romantic relationships, comfortably with teachers.
"I think prohibiting that within the school environment is going to close that line of communication.
"I think just prohibiting touching and contact in general is dehumanising.
"It's important that... you can hug a friend when they're upset.
"Of course learning what touch is appropriate, and not, is allowed - but I don't think prohibiting all touch in general is productive whatsoever," Rebecca added.